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Bacchus Statue
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(C. 1497)By artist Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564), in the Museo del Bargello, Florence, Italy

What more celebratory image than the Roman god of wine? Michelangelo's Bacchus is artfully resculpted with his goblet of wine, tiger skin and a crouching satyr who mischievously upsets his fermentation-influenced balance. Cast in quality designer resin to capture the details of this Basil Street Gallery-exclusive classic, the master's Bacchus is hand finished in faux stone as a gallery-quality work of art.
8½"Wx6½"Dx21"H. 4 lbs.
$79.95
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   Michelangelo (1475-1564)




Michelangelo was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer whose name is immediately recognized as an art master. Along with his contemporary and rival Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo is considered an archetype of the Renaissance Man because of his mastery of different skills.

Michelangelo was born near Tuscany, Italy. The best-documented artist of the 16th century, Michelangelo is most famous for his sculpts of David and the Pieta. Michelangelo also created one of the most recognized Renaissance sculptures, the colossal David, in 1504. A symbol of Florentine freedom, David permanently established Michelangelo's skill as a sculptor with extreme technical care and vivid imagination.

Michelangelo is also known for painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, which took four years to complete, starting in 1508. He was originally commissioned to paint the 12 apostles, but opted for a more complex theme of Creation, depicting the downfall of man and the promise of salvation. Among the most famous Michelangelo paintings on the Sistine Chapel ceiling is The Creation of Adam.

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